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Email Nicholas

+61 8 9219 9148

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17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, Kensington WA 6151, Australia
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Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia

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Nicholas is an Honorary Research Associate of the Western Australian Herbarium. His research interests include the taxonomy of Asteraceae tribe Astereae (principally Olearia and related genera), as well as computer applications in taxonomic research, especially the DELTA System.


Expertise

  • Taxonomy of Asteraceae tribe Astereae (principally Olearia and related genera).
  • Computer applications in taxonomic research, especially the DELTA System.
  • Forensic botanical services

Brief CV

Tertiary Education

  • University of Sydney, 1971: B.Sc.
  • Curtin University, 1992: Grad. Dipl. Public Sector Management.

Employment History

Agricultural Scientist (Botanist), National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, January 1971 — August 1977.

Research Scientist—Principal Research Scientist, Western Australian Herbarium, September 1977 December 2013 .

General. Initially, my responsibilities in this position were entirely in an advisory capacity and comprised the authoritative identification of plant material submitted by staff of the Department of Agriculture as well as by scientists in other disciplines. In addition, I handled public enquiries of a more general botanical nature including forensic work and requests for advice on weedy potential, toxicity, distribution, economic importance and natural history associated with native, alien and cultivated plant species. During this period I gave public talks and lectures to various organizations concerning plant taxonomic subjects; this included several extended lecture courses.

Research. From January 1981 I was encouraged to shift the emphasis of my work to research aspects of botany. Since then, my work has emphasised taxonomic research and consequent publication, consisting of articles in scientific journals and books, and contributions to the Flora of the Perth Region, Flora of Central Australia, Flora of New South Wales and Flora of Australia projects. During this time I have also contributed significantly to the advisory, collecting, curatorial and editorial aspects of work at the Western Australian Herbarium.

Australian Botanical Liaison Officer. During the period September 1984 - October 1985 I was seconded to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England as Australian Botanical Liaison Officer (ABLO) for which I was selected by the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria in open competition with taxonomic botanists from throughout Australia.

Section Leader (SYSS). In the period June 1989 to June 1990 I was Section Leader of the Western Australian Herbarium’s Systematics Section with responsibility for co-ordinating and leading professional and support staff participating in the herbarium’s research activities in the area of taxonomic botany.

Program Leader (FINP). In July 1990 I was appointed Program Leader of the CALM Research Division’s Flora Information Program with responsibility for co-ordinating and leading professional and support staff participating in the herbarium’s research activities in this area of taxonomic botany, in the provision of the WA Herbarium’s advisory services and in the editing and production of Herbarium publications.

Manager (ISS). In August 1995 I was appointed Manager of the CALM Science and Information Division’s Information Science Section with responsibility for (a) co-ordinating and leading professional staff participating in co-operative research projects across the Division, carrying out self-initiated research in the arena of information science, and developing applications and corporate information systems; and (b) managing technical staff providing support for the Division’s Local Area Networks.

Project Leader (ISA, ISR&D). Following a restructure of CALM Science and Information Division in January 1999 I was Project Leader of both Information Science Administration and Information Science Research & Development. These projects broadly encompass the work of the former ISS (see above).

Assistant Manager (BIG). From July 2000 until June 2006 I  provided managerial and administrative assistance to the Manager of the Biological Information Group. In this role I was concerned with staffing matters, policy advice and the drafting of reports and ministerial correspondence.

From July 2006 onwards I have reduced my working hours under a transistion to retirement arrangement. In this time my focus has been on my taxonomic researches and on forensic botany.

Present Classification. Principal Research Scientist, Level 7.

Honorary Research Associate, Western Australian Herbarium, December 2013—

Since retirement I continue to work part-time in an honorary capacity. My activities include taxonomic research on Australian Asteraceae, Editorial assistance to the WA Herbarium's house journal Nuytsia, and the provision of forensic services to the WA Police.

 


Projects

  • Taxonomic Studies in the Asteraceae, tribe Astereae.

Publications (93)

Departmental Publications (86)

Found 86 items

2013

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2013). Keys to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Lander NS (2013). Pilbara, a new genus of Asteraceae (tribe Astereae ) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 23, pp. 117–123

Lander NS, Hurter PJH (2013). Pleurocarpaea gracilis (Asteraceae tribe Vernonieae), a new species from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Nuytsia 23, pp. 109–115

2011

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2011). Key to banksias (including dryandras) of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2011). Key to Conospermum in Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2011). Key to grevilleas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2011). Key to hakeas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2011). Key to Petrophile & Isopogon of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K, Butcher R (2011). Keys to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Rye B, Trudgen M, Macfarlane T, Lander N (2011). Interactive identification and database for the Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae (ABSTRACT). In IBC2011, XVIII International Botanical Congress: Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Nomenclature Section, 17-22 July, 2011, University of Melbourne: Abstract Book p. 675

2008

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to banksias (including dryandras) of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to banksias (including dryandras) of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to Conospermum of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to Conospermum of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to grevilleas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to grevilleas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to hakeas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to hakeas of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to Petrophile & Isopogon of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Key to Petrophile & Isopogon of Western Australia. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Keys to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. 1 March 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2008). Keys to the Proteaceae of Western Australia. 29 August 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Lander N, Butcher R (2008). The Western Australian Herbarium. PowerPoint presentation at Flora Conservation Course: Perup Forest Ecology Centre, 22-26 September, 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 7 p.

Lander NS (2008). Elucidation of Olearia species related to O. paucidentata (Asteraceae: Astereae). Nuytsia 18, pp. 83–95

Lander NS (2008). New species of Olearia (Asteraceae: Astereae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 18, pp. 97–106

2007

Hollister C, Lander N (2007). Western Australian Proteaceae: interactive identification & information retrieval : Banksia & Dryandra, Conospermum, Grevillea, Hakea, Isopogon & Petrophile (CDROM). Western Australian Herbarium, Kensington, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Hollister C, Lander N, Thiele K (2007). Key to grevilleas of Western Australia (CDROM). Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA.

Lander N (2007). FloraBase demonstration (ABSTRACT). In EMAPi9 : 9th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions: Program & Abstract Book, 17-21 September 2007, Hyatt Regency, Perth, Western Australia p. 41

Lander N (2007). Plant identification: the WA Herbarium and its online plant information system, FloraBase: copy of PowerPoint presentation. In Flora Management Course: Porongurups, 17-21 September, 2007 Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. pp. 1–7

2006

Lander N (comp) (2006). Woodland Watch: 2005 survey of wheatbelt woodlands. Western Australian Herbarium, Kensington, WA. 17 p.

2000

Lander N (2000). Everlastings. Western Wildlife: Newsletter of the Land for Wildlife Scheme 4(4), pp. 6–7

1999

Lander N, Macfarlane T (1999). Identifying organisms by computer: some current developments (ABSTRACT). In Dampier 300: Biodiversity in Australia, 1699-1999 and Beyond, 6 to 10 December 1999: Program and Abstracts p. 59

Walsh NG, Lander NS (1999). Olearia. In Flora of Victoria. Volume 4, Dicotyledons Cornaceae to Asteraceae Inkata, Melbourne. pp. 886–912

1998

Pigott JP, Marchant NG, Chapman AR, Lander NS (1998). Communicating information about environmental weeds: utilizing corporate data and internet technologies (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Programme & Abstracts: New Zealand Ecological Society and Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 24-27 November 1998 p. 1

Richardson BP, Lander NS, Chapman AR (1998). FloraBase: an integrated information system for Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Biodiversity, Biotechnology & Biobusiness: 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology: Perth, Western Australia, 23-27 November 1998: Programme & Abstracts pp. 115–118

1997

Lander NS (1997). An interactive key to the Western Australian threatened flora (ABSTRACT). In Software in Systematics, and Systematics: Advancing Knowledge and Conservation of Australia's Biodiversity: Programme and Abstracts: 1997 Joint National Conferences Australian Systematic Botany Society, Society for Australian Systematic Biologists, Australasian Mycological Society p. 34

Lander NS (1997). MAX: personal computer software for managing species data (ABSTRACT). In Software in Systematics, and Systematics: Advancing Knowledge and Conservation of Australia's Biodiversity: Programme and Abstracts: 1997 Joint National Conferences Australian Systematic Botany Society, Society for Australian Systematic Biologists, Australasian Mycological Society p. 34

Lander NS, Chapman AR (1997). Interactive identification and information retrieval with DELTA and Intkey (ABSTRACT). In Software in Systematics, and Systematics: Advancing Knowledge and Conservation of Australia's Biodiversity: Programme and Abstracts: 1997 Joint National Conferences Australian Systematic Botany Society, Society for Australian Systematic Biologists, Australasian Mycological Society pp. 33–34

1996

Macfarlane TD, Chapman AR, Lander NS (1996). DELTA Newsletter. - No. 12. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 28 p.

Macfarlane TD, Lander NS, Chapman AR (1996). The Biodiversity Emporium: marketing biodiversity information in WA : a proposal. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kensington, WA. 19 p.

1995

Chapman AR, Lander NS (1995). Conceptual plan for the implementation of a corporate World Wide Web server for CALM (Draft). Department of Conservation and Land Management, 21 p.

Chapman AR, Lander NS, Macfarlane TD, Dallwitz MJ (1995). DELTA and Hyper-Text Markup Language. DELTA Newsletter 11, pp. 5–7

Jones DS, Lander NS (1995). A revision of the scalpellomorph subfamily Calanticinae sensu Zevina (1978). In New Frontiers in Barnacle Evolution Balkema, Rotterdam. pp. 15–41

Lander N (1995). Use of hypotheses in the Science and Information Division: response. SID News 1(5), pp. 5–6

Macfarlane T, Lander N, Chapman A (1995). Angiosperm family identification and the Flora of Australia: a comment. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 83, pp. 2–8

Macfarlane TD, Lander NS, Chapman AR (1995). DELTA Newsletter. - No. 11. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 22 p.

1994

Chapman A, Lander N, Macfarlane T (1994). Workshop on taxonomic descriptive databases, Perth, October 1993. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 78, pp. 14–16

Chapman AR, Macfarlane TD, Lander NS (1994). DELTA Newsletter. - No. 10. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 24 p.

Lander NS (1994). Problems with image display under INTKEY. DELTA Newsletter 10, p. 12

Lander NS (1994). Spotlight on DELTA features. DELTA Newsletter 10, p. 15

Lander NS (1994). The DELTA system: its application to toxic plants. In Plant-Associated Toxins: Agricultural, Phytochemical and Ecological Aspects CAB International, Wallingford. pp. 89–92

1993

Chapman AR, Lander N, Macfarlane T (1993). Interactive identification of Western Australia's conservation taxa (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Systematics, Evolution and Conservation of the Western Australian Biota: 30 September-2 October 1993, the University of Western Australia, Perth p. 40

Chapman AR, Macfarlane TD, Lander NS (1993). DELTA Newsletter. - No. 9. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 24 p.

Lander N (1993). The Western Australian Herbarium database (ABSTRACT). In Program and Abstracts: 4th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, W.A., Sep 27-Oct 1, 1993 p. 1

Lander NS (1993). A common directory for plant taxonomic databases. DELTA Newsletter 8, p. 16

Lander NS (1993). DELTA menus system for Windows. DELTA Newsletter 8, pp. 10–11

Macfarlane TD, Chapman AR, Lander NS (1993). DELTA Newsletter. - No. 8. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 22 p.

1992

Cranfield RJ, Lander NS (1992). Apatophyllum macgillivrayi (Celastraceae), a new species from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 8, pp. 191–194

Lander NS (1992). Kippistia. In Flora of New South Wales. Volume 3 Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. p. 169

Lander NS (1992). Minuria. In Flora of New South Wales. Volume 3 Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. pp. 167–169

Lander NS (1992). Olearia. In Flora of New South Wales. Volume 3 Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. pp. 185–197

Lander NS (1992). The funding base for Australia's biological collections. Appendix 2, a new approach to providing museum and herbarium advisory and identification services. Australian Biologist 5, pp. 87–88

1991

Lander NS (1991). New taxa and new combinations in Olearia (Asteraceae: Astereae) from south-eastern Australia. Telopea 4, pp. 145–164

Lander NS, Patrick SJ (eds) (1991). Sources of Information on the Vegetation and Flora of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 11 p.

1990

Lander NS (1990). New species of Olearia (Asteraceae: Astereae) endemic to Western Australia. Nuytsia 7, pp. 141–159

1989

Lander N (1989). What truly counts can't be counted (ABSTRACT). p. 6

Lander NS (1989). Olearia archeri (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new name for a familiar species from Tasmania. Muelleria 7, pp. 117–121

Lander NS (1989). Taplinia, a new genus of Asteraceae (Inuleae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 7, pp. 37–42

Lander NS (1989). Taxonomy of Olearia stuartii (Asteraceae: Astereae) and allied species. Nuytsia 7, pp. 25–36

Lander NS, Walsh NG (1989). Olearia astroloba (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new species endemic to Victoria. Muelleria 7, pp. 117–121

1988

Jakupovic JA, Schuster A, Bohlmann RM, King RM, Lander NS (1988). Sesquiterpene lactones from Gnephosis species. Phytochemistry 27, pp. 3181–3185

Lander NS (1988). Asteraceae specimens collected by Johann August Ludwig Preiss. Kingia 1, pp. 9–19

Lander NS (1988). Collections of Lawrencia Hook. destroyed by fire, April 1984. Kingia 1, pp. 1–8

Lander NS (1988). The Tasmanian plant collecting localities of Ronald Gunn and Joseph Milligan: additional records. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 57, pp. 7–10

Lander NS (comp) (1988). Census of the vascular plants of Western Australia: cumulative supplement no. 7. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Como, WA. 40 p.

1987

Lander NS (1987). New combinations in Camptacra N.Burb. (Asteraceae: Astereae). Nuytsia 6, p. 61

Lander NS (1987). New combinations in Minuria DC. (Asteraceae: Astereae). Nuytsia 6, pp. 63–66

Marchant NG, Wheeler JR, Rye BL, Bennett EM, Lander NS, Macfarlane TD (1987). Flora of the Perth region. Part one. Western Australian Herbarium, 576 p.

Marchant NG, Wheeler JR, Rye BL, Bennett EM, Lander NS, Macfarlane TD (1987). Flora of the Perth region. Part two. Western Australian Herbarium, pp. 583–1080

1986

Lander NS, Kenneally KF (1986). Sources of information on the vegetation and flora of Western Australia. Western Australian Herbarium, 8 p.

1984

Lander NS (1984). Revision of the Australian genus Lawrencia Hook. (Malvaceae: Malvaeae). Nuytsia 5, pp. 201–271

1983

Lander NS (1983). Celastraceae: staff-tree, spindles. In Flowering Plants in Australia Rigby, Adelaide. pp. 222–224

Lander NS, Macfarlane TD, Marchant NG (1983). Herbarium and the proposed Department of Land Management: a submission on the interim report, November 1983. Western Australian Herbarium, 13 p.

1980

Lander NS, Barry R (1980). A review of the genus Minuria DC. (Asteraceae: Astereae). Nuytsia 3, pp. 221–237

Lander NS, Barry R (1980). Reinstatement of the genus Kippistia F.Muell. (Asteraceae: Astereae). Nuytsia 3, pp. 215–219

1979

Lander NS (1979). Sources of information on the vegetation and flora of Western Australia. Western Australian Herbarium, 6 p.

Additional Publications (7)

(“In press” and draft publications, or those published while employed elsewhere.)

1994

Lander, N.S. (1994). "DELTA Menu System for Windows". Version 1. Released on Internet, 9 June 1994 at the following addresses:

1995

Lander, N.S. (1995). "DELTA Menu System for Windows". Version 2. Released on Internet, November 1995 at the following address:

1975

Lander, N.S. (1975). Plant identification at the National Hebarium. Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 86(2): 2-3.

1974

Lander, N.S. (1974). Australian Carnivorous Plants. Australian Natural History 18(1): 1–5.

1973

Lander, N.S. & Johnson, L.A.S. (1973). A new Australian species of Maytenus. Contributions from the N.S.W. National Herbarium 4(6): 373–377.

1975

Lander, N.S. & Johnson, L.A.S. (1975). Australian species of Celastrus. Telopea 1(1): 33–39.

1976

Lander, N.S. (1976). Actites, a new genus of Compositae from Australia. Telopea 1(2): 129–135.